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by Laura Poitras and Jocelyn S. Glatzer
Telling the behind-the-scenes story of the January 2005 national elections in Iraq, this provocative documentary is a testament to the courage of people willing to put their lives on the line for the promise of democracy.
POV, Global Voices
A film by S. Leo Chiang & Johnny Symons
The world’s only LGBT political party counts on the support of working-class queer hairdressers and transgender beauty queens to help elect a trans woman to the Philippine Congress in a historic campaign to find their voice.
by Weijun Chen
Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.
Global Voices, Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Lise Birk Pedersen
Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.
Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection
by Mylene Moreno
Examining the fierce recall election of Nativo Lopez, a school board leader and immigrant rights activist, Recalling Orange County reveals both the cultural chasm and surprising alliances between the suburban establishment and a growing Latino community.
by Scott Thurman
The theory of evolution and U.S. history are caught in the crosshairs when an unabashed creationist seeks re-election as chairman of America’s most influential board of education.
by Thom Cookes and John Lewis
Rules of the Game follows the course of the 2007 elections in eastern highlands of Papua New Guinea. The candidates include a coffee tycoon, the first woman candidate, and a white descendent of colonists.
Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices
by Leila Menjou and Sherief Elkatsha
Get an intimate look at the 2005 multi-party elections in Egypt through the eyes of three women working to assure the election’s legitimacy.
Global Voices, Women and Girls Lead, Global Perspectives Collection, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Frederick Wiseman
Shot by legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, State Legislature follows the 2004 session of the state's basic democratic institution.
by Joshua Seftel
The political baptism of Kevin Vigilante, who challenged Patrick Kennedy for a seat in the U.S. House.